Mayor proclaims February 29 "Pink Shirt Day" in Vancouver

February 29, 2012 | Uncategorized

Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed February 29th "Pink Shirt Day" in Vancouver, as part of province-wide effort to tackle bullying.

"Reducing and even eliminating bullying is a priority in our city," said Mayor Robertson.


The full text of the Mayor's proclamation is as follows:



WHEREAS Reducing and eventually eliminating bullying is a priority of our City;

AND WHEREAS The Vancouver Board of Education, through its policies, the district goal and school goals in social responsibility and training and support provided to schools, places a priority on maintaining safe and caring learning environments by actively engaging staff, students and parents;

AND WHEREAS A partnership of youth, parents, educators and other school employees, police, youth-serving organizations and community members have a role to play in highlighting the dangers of bullying;

AND WHEREAS It is important that we encourage everyone throughout the city to be caring and respectful to one another so that all students can learn in a safe environment;

AND WHEREAS CKNW Radio and The Boys and Girls Club are supporting a campaign to eliminate bullying:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 as

"BULLYING STOPS HERE – PINK SHIRT DAY" in the City of Vancouver.

Gregor Robertson, Mayor